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2 July Almanac

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  • James F
    Singers who were born on 2 July Teresa Belloc-Giorgi Mezzo-Soprano Born 2 July 1784 S. Benigno Canavese Died 13 May 1855 Debut 1801 Created Niinetta Villabella
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 1, 2002
      Singers who were born on 2 July
      Teresa Belloc-Giorgi Mezzo-Soprano
      Born 2 July 1784 S. Benigno Canavese Died 13 May 1855
      Debut 1801
      Created Niinetta Villabella in Gazza Ladra (Rossini)
                    Isabella in Ingano Felice (Rossini)
                   Giulia in Vestale (Pacini)
                   Elisa in Elisa e Claudio (Mercadante)
                   Geltrude in Amleto (Mercadante)
                   Zeliska in Amor Conjugale (Mayr)
                   Adelasia in Adelasia (Mayr)
                   Fedra in Fedra (Mayr)
      Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld Tenor
      Born 2 July 1836 Munich Died 28 Feb 1865
      Debut 1853
      Teacher :-    Eduard Devrient, Jul Otto, Manuel Garcia Jnr,
      Pupil       :-    Heinrich Gudehus
      Created Tristan in Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)
      Rosina Brandram  Contralto
      Born 2 July 1845 Southwark  Died 28 Feb 1907
      Debut in Sorcerer (Sullivan)
      Created Lady Blanche in Princess Ida (Sullivan)
                    Katisha in Mikado (Sullivan)
                    Dunchess of Plaza-Tora in Gondoliers (Sullivan)
      Sang in premiere of Rose of Persia (Sullivan)
      Robert Bussel     Baritone
      Born 2 Jul 1880 Dresden   Died 28 Dec 1953
      Pupil      :-    Werner Faulhaber
      Created Welko in Arabella (Strauss)
      Gyorgy Melis  Baritone
      Born 2 Jul 1923 Szarvas Hungary
      Debut as Morales in Carmen (Bizet) 1949
      Teachers:-    Imre Molnar, Ferenc Revhegyi
      Olga Szonyi   Mezzo-Soprano
      Born 2 Jul 1936 Budapest
      Debut as Eboli in Don Carlos (Verdi) 1954
      Teachers:-    Jeno Sipos, Pal Varga
      GianCarlo Luccardi  Bass
      Born 2 Jul 1939
      Debut as Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) 1963
      Teacher :-     Fiorenzo Tasso
      Created Commander in Vera Storia (Berio)
      Sang in premiere of Gargantua (Gorghi)
      Robert Dume   Tenor
      Born 2 July 1941 Nice
      Debut Faust in Damnation of Faust (Berlioz) 1969
      Created Wlhelm Reich in Marilyn (Ferrero)
      Sang in premiere of Ondine (Daniel-Lesur)     
      Christian Du Plessis Baritone
      Born 2 July 1944 Vryheid S. Africa
      Debut as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
      Teachers:-    Teasdale Griffiths, Otakar Kraus, Esme Webb
      Mani Mekler  Soprano
      Born 2 Jul 1949 Haifa
      Debut as Leonora in Trovatore (Verdi) 1976
      Teacher :-    Tito Gobbi
      Created Elisabetta in Riccardo III (Testi)

      Singers who died on 2 July
      Martina Petrini Soprano
      Born 18 Aug 1866 Falun Sweden Died 2 July 1932
      Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes)
      Teachers:-    A Bax, Mathilde Marchesi
      Otakar Marak Tenor
      Born  5 Jan 1872 Ostrihom Hungary Died 2 July 1939
      Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1 Feb 1899
      Teachers:-    O Parsova-Zikesova, Zikes
      Created Gennaro in Jewels of Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari)
      Vladimir Kastorsky Bass
      Born 14 Mar 1871 Moscow Died 2 July 1948
      Debut 1894
      Teachers:- Antonio Cotogni, S.I.Gabel
      Created Dulcimer Player in Invisible City of Kitesh (Rimsky-Korsakov)
                    Old Man in Servilia (Rimsky-Korsakov)
      Gota Ljunberg Soprano
      Born 4 Oct 1893 Sundsvall Sweden 2 July 1955
      Debut as Gutrune in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) 1917
      Teachers:-    Louis Bachner, Gillis Bratt, Mme Charles Cahill, =Oscar Daniel
                           George Fergusson, Filippi, Vittorio Vanzo
      Created Lady Marigold Sandys in Merry Mount (Hanson)
                    Judith in Judith (Goossens)
      Donald Gramm Bass-Baritone
      Born 26 Feb 1927 Milwaukee Wisc Died 2 July 1983
      Debut as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1944
      Teachers:- Vittorio Vanzo, George Graham. Martial Singher
      Created Fish in Fisherman and his Wife (Schuller)
      John in Miss Julie (Rorem)
      Walter Cassel   Baritone
      Born 15 May 1910 Council Buffs Iona  Died 2 Jul 2000
      Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci
      Teacher :-    Frank La Forge
      Created Petruchio in Taming of Shrew (Giannini)
                    Horace Tabor in Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore)
      Please post any additions, corrections and comments.
      Regards James
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